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Review by steffen707 posted 10-02-2018 02:33 AM 923 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I recently bought a dewalt planer and amazon suggested i buy a wr510 with it. It was only $47, so I did. 2 weeks later its now $63 on amazon….

Installation was kinda hard at the begining. I would have paid $10-15 more if it came with a replacement bracket that you can take off the dewalt (see black bracket in 2nd picture). The double sided tape makes it difficult to get it lined up exactly so the bottom of it is flush with the bottom of the planer surface. They suggest it be level or slightly higher than. But if its below, it’ll always be off. Read the directions and you should be able to understand.

You can view the absolute height of the cutterhead, or the incremental depth of cut.

Its awesome! I’m a rookie with a planer, so maybe the veterans think its unnecessary. But I liked it. when planing rough sawn boards, i would just turn the handle 1/2 turn each pass and didn’t look at the gauge much. But when I got close to .75”, I could make sure I ended up exactly at .75” board after board. The stop gauge on the planer is probably close to accurate and of course the accuracy required depends on your specific project.

-- If you think it will take a week and cost $100, it will take a month and cost $400.




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#1 posted 10-02-2018 04:03 AM

Thanks for the review.I’ve had one sitting on my bench for over a year I need to get that puppy installed.

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#2 posted 10-02-2018 12:27 PM

I have the wixey on my table saw and my 735 planer and I also have their digital calipers. Honestly, I only use the wixey to compare how to my caliper reading as the 735 preset depth knob is remarkably accurate. I’m definitely a fan of Wixey products. I’ve been thinking about getting the one for the router as well.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#3 posted 10-03-2018 04:41 PM

I also love the Wixey products. I have their angle gauge, protractor, and this planer digital readout device. I have the WR510 mounted on my drum sander and it enables me to see exactly how much I’m adjusting the drum.

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#4 posted 10-03-2018 05:20 PM



I also love the Wixey products. I have their angle gauge, protractor, and this planer digital readout device. I have the WR510 mounted on my drum sander and it enables me to see exactly how much I m adjusting the drum.

- Bill_Steele


Yeah, its super simple, can be adapted to many tools I bet, like your drum sander, or a drill press perhaps.

I need to look up more of their products, could probably use them.

-- If you think it will take a week and cost $100, it will take a month and cost $400.

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#5 posted 10-03-2018 07:58 PM

I’ve got one on my Grizzly planer. I had to improvise brackets, but it came out well. Love it! I sometimes forget to turn it off. Fortunately, CR2032 batteries are cheap. Being an imperial guy, it’s annoying that half a turn on the metric crank is not any distance I relate to. No matter, I just look at the DRO.

I also have DRO on my Ridged table saw, tennoning jig and bandsaw. The bandsaw one I had did of poor job of improvising the brackets, but it still works pretty well.

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#6 posted 10-06-2018 01:59 PM

Made a 12-sided mailbox. That is twenty-four, 15 degree cuts set up with a Wixey angle gauge. I missed perfect by 1/2 of a degree. I have digital every where.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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